During my time at IIT, I got pre-placement offer and accepted it. After working in the software industry for 18 months, I left to take up a role in the finance industry, taking a ~40% cut and leaving behind a stable career path that would have led to senior positions.
Undergrad School: IIT Jodhpur
Undergrad Major: Biology
Age: 24, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: CFA level 1 (scored 90+ percentile)
Extracurriculars: Open-source repository on Github - one of the most popular across India (15,000+ monthly views and 400,000+ views overall), Mentoring undergrads with their coding - mentored 7 directly, 2nd place in 2 hackathons and 3rd place in another
Title: Market Analyst
Industry: Banking & Finance
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos
Title: Developer 4
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Promoted 4 times in 18 months in my 1st firm (Youngest to be promoted to “Developer level – 4” across the organization globally). – Rank 6th in year-to-date profits among 100+ people at my current firm.
Post MBA Goal:
Investment Banking -> Hedge fund